Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >
Proceedings Article

Breast tissue composition and breast density measurements from ultrasound tomography

[+] Author Affiliations
Mark Sak

Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State Univ. (USA)

Neb Duric, Peter Littrup, Cuiping Li

Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State Univ. (USA) and Delphinus Medical Technologies (USA)

Norman Boyd

Princess Margaret Hospital (Canada)

Erik West

Delphinus Medical Technologies (USA)

Proc. SPIE 8320, Medical Imaging 2012: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy, 83200Q (February 23, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.912407
Text Size: A A A
From Conference Volume 8320

  • Medical Imaging 2012: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy
  • Johan G. Bosch; Marvin M. Doyley
  • San Diego, California, USA | February 04, 2012

abstract

It is known that breast cancer risk is greater in women with higher breast densities. Currently, breast density is measured using mammographic percent density, defined as the ratio of fibroglandular to total breast area on a two dimensional mammogram. Alternatively, systems that use ultrasound tomography (UST) create tomographic sound speed images of the patient's breast. These volumetric images can be useful as a diagnostic aid because it is also known that sound speed of tissue is proportional to the density of the tissue. The purpose of this work is to expand on the comparisons of the two imaging modalities by introducing new ultrasound tomography measurements that separate and quantify the fatty and dense tissue distributions within the breast. A total of 249 patients were imaged using both imaging modalities. By using k-means clustering, correlations beyond the volume averaged sound speed of the ultrasound images and the mammographic percent density were investigated. Both the ultrasound and mammographic images were separated into dense and fatty regions. Various associations between the global breast properties as well as separate tissue components were found.

© (2012) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Citation

Mark Sak ; Neb Duric ; Norman Boyd ; Peter Littrup ; Erik West, et al.
"Breast tissue composition and breast density measurements from ultrasound tomography", Proc. SPIE 8320, Medical Imaging 2012: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy, 83200Q (February 23, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.912407; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.912407


Access This Proceeding
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this proceeding ($15 for members, $18 for non-members).

Figures

Tables

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Related Book Chapters

Topic Collections

Advertisement


 

  • Don't have an account?
  • Subscribe to the SPIE Digital Library
  • Create a FREE account to sign up for Digital Library content alerts and gain access to institutional subscriptions remotely.
Access This Proceeding
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this proceeding ($15 for members, $18 for non-members).
Access This Proceeding
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this article ($15 for members, $18 for non-members).
Access This Chapter

Access to SPIE eBooks is limited to subscribing institutions and is not available as part of a personal subscription. Print or electronic versions of individual SPIE books may be purchased via SPIE.org.